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I need more info on these 3 medals:



Cape of Good Hope S.P.C.A. silver medal

A scarce, early award of this interesting local medal.

Question = When was is issued, awarded for what and are there other medals/awards from CAPE OF GOOD HOPE for the Society Protection Cruelty Animals.

Also, is this a city or a province medal ??




Question = When was is issued, awarded for what.





Ribbon 20mm divided into five (5) equal parts of yellow, blue, white, red and yellow.

Souvenir of Commemorative issue.

Question = Does anyone have a clear photo/picture of this medal, both front and reverse ?

Also, what metal was used (i.e. silver, bronze, aluminium ??).

Thanks in advance.






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I suspect the president Steyn medal is like virtually all other Oranje Vrijstaat numismatic issues a speculative pattern or trial. I have done a lot of looking but cannot find any record of the OV issuing any award medals for the 2nd Boer War. Mind you it would look quite sexy next to an Anglo-Boer Oorlog.


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Thanks Dug.

In which book/publication did you find this information ??

Paul, as I have only a drawing of that medal I do not know if it was actually ever made and issued.

Did a lot of internet searching myself and could not find anything else about it.

Thanks for the effort 🙂

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